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East Bay Municipal Utility District, CA Case Study

FEMAThe East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) provides water service to 1.2 million people along the east side of San Francisco Bay. Three major, active faults create a high seismic risk to EBMUD’s water supply facilities.

Following the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989, EBMUD performed an in-depth evaluation of the seismic vulnerability of its water treatment plants, reservoirs, buildings, pipelines, tunnels, pumping plants and communication facilities. Using state-of-the-art computer models, damage estimates were made and post earthquake system performance was studied.

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